TAM 206: Mechanics for MatSE

Class Description:

Topics from statics, mechanics of materials, and fluid mechanics pertinent to the fields of metallurgical engineering, ceramic engineering, and materials science and engineering: force resultants, stresses and strains produced in elastic bodies, microscopic effects of different loading states (tension, compression, torsion, and bending) on deformable bodies, beam stresses and deflections, introduction to three-dimensional stresses and strains, stress and strain-rate relationships for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, conservation equations (control volume analysis) for fluid flow, Reynolds number, and slow inertial and turbulent flows. Course is tailored for students with interests in materials science and engineering. Same as MSE 206. Credit is not given for both TAM 206 and either TAM 251 or TAM 335. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in MSE 201. 4 undergraduate hours. Spring semester only.


Riley, Sturges, and Morris, Statics and Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Approach, New York: Wiley (1995)

Recommended reading (typical):
Round and Garg, Applications of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore: Arnold (1986)
Love, A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, 4th ed., New York: Dover Publications (1944)
Fung, Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall (1965)
Truesdell, A First Course in Rational Continuum Mechanics, 2nd ed., Boston: Academic Press (1991)


Units and vectors (1 hr)
Forces, moments, couples (3 hr)
Equilibrium, resultants, distributed forces, free-body diagrams (8 hr)
Analysis of stress (12 hr)
Strain and stress|ntilde;strain relationships (2 hr)
Centroids, moments (4 hr) Beam stresses and deflections (8 hr)
Concepts of strain energy (3 hr)
Introduction to fluid mechanics (1 hr)
Properties of fluids (1 hr)
Hydrostatics and pressure measurement (1 hr)
Conservation equations (4 hr)
Dimensionless variables (2 hr)
Slow flows, inertial flows, and turbulent flows (2 hr)
Applications (3 hr)
Hour Exams 3


ME:  Not suitable.

EM:  Not suitable.


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